Booklet ‘Tiree 50 years ago’ composed of photocopied photographs, documents, notices and newspaper articles from 1968. Created in 2018 by An Iodhlann for Tigh a’ Rudha Eventide Home, Scarinish, to commemorate its 50th year since opening.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 451, 25/09/2009
Local news: Skerryvore perform in China and win A&B’s Young Entrepeneur of the Year; Alan Reid MP visits Tiree; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ – Tiree at war; Lunch Club remembers 1930s Tiree; new social worker for Tigh a’ Rudha; report of Strathclyde fire chief’s visit; policing Tiree Wave Classic; Tiree-Islay exchange; report of SWRI meeting; forthcoming visit by Tobermory lifeboat; school news – fundraising for Mod trip, healthy eating week, new rugby club; letters to the editor – damage to machair at Caoles; volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels; community Powerdown project – solar hot water; poem about wind power by Nik Rawson; sheep sale results; forthcoming boat restoration course.
Extracts from the minutes of the Health and Welfare Committee of Argyll District Council, 1963, regarding the campaign to convert the United Free Church Manse at Scarinish into an Eventide Home for the elderly (Tigh a’ Rudha).
8th March 1963: “On the matter being raised by Mr Malcolm McLean it was decided that a report should be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee on the extent of any Part 3 Accommodation problem in Tiree.”
7th June 1963: letters from Malcolm McLean and the County Medical Officer remitted to Sub-Committee on Part 3 Accommodation “on receipt of (a) information from the District Clerk as to numbers requiring accommodation and (b) a report by the County Architect on the suitability of the premises referred to in the letters”.
8th September 1963:
6th December 1963:
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 433, 10/01/2009
Local news: success of Tiree Parties Committees in 2008; PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen`s Police Medal; nativity play at Tiree Parish Church; Royal Bank of Scotland fundraising success of 2008; the Sorley MacLean Trust; school environment news; sheep scab alert.
Brochure for Tigh a` Rudha Eventide Home, ca 2000
Photocopy of black & white brochure describing the old people`s home in Scarinish around 2000. Includes information on numbers of bedrooms, facilities and activities.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 419, 21/6/08
Local news: Dance Olympics at Tiree High School; butterflies; interview with Tony McEwen, Crossapol; progress of water supply upgrade; football training tour; SWRI Federation Show; social work staff awarded; bumblebees; Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, appointed as TRD Community Conservation Officer; Oban to islands air service; retiral of Morag MacKenzie from `Meals on Wheels`; Discover Tiree`s visitor information touch screens; Tiree Community Trust news: Crossapol enterprise zone, wave classic; harbour study, access, design guide, affordable housing, youth work, directors, staff, wind turbine (Tilley).
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 428, 25/10/08
Local news: Wave Classic and Coll Challenge; interview with pop singer Paolo Nutini; access; Gaelic drama; SWRI meeting; interview with Becky Wright; new ambulance; Tigh a Rudha fundraiser.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 431, 06/12/08
Local news: 40 years of Tigh a Rudha; SWRI meeting; bottle wall at school; clay modelling at the school; careers and enterprise event at the school.